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Hello Fediverse!

I am currently preparing material for my potential bachelor thesis in communication design. I'm looking for info on open source usage or workflow in the design industry (but basically everything none-Adobe). I know of David Revoy's book project and would love to hear about more experiences. If you have any yourself or any material at hand (blogs, videos, papers, etc.) I'd be happy if you could send it my way. 😊 ❤️

@hazelnot @Lyrilith I'm a UX designer as well and I am using inkscape. I currently don't do interactive mockups but I have a few workflows in mind which I intend to try. I have also used sketch and I really can't find anything I can't do with inkscape, plus the cloning functionality of inkscaoe lets me reuse components so changes are not too tedious.

What's really missing is an animation software to specify animated components.

Take a look at pencil as well. It is a bit outdated but makes for a very quick workflow if you don't need many custom components.

@Lyrilith I'm not sure if my limited experience is of interest...
I am an amateur graphic designer (amongst other things) doing a small amount of work professionally like a double tri-fold brochure for a holiday cottage company, promotional video, as well as other designs and have just started contributing to the Arcticons icon pack.
I only use F.O.S.S. including Inkscape, G.I.M.P. Scribus, Kdenlive etc in Linux.
Feel free to ask questions if you think I can help.

@Lyrilith Hi There, I am not 100% sure if this is what you are looking for, but the Canonical web and design team runs a series o blogposts related to design

@dnegreira @Pedro At first glance it seems he's doing what I'd like to. :D I'll check out his work. Thanks!

@Lyrilith @dnegreira

oh name dropping like this Mr. David : p well that website is not being updated for many years : / missing a couple of projects

also check (Backstage has some info on the workflow)

and I currently work at @CollaboraOffice

@dnegreira Thank you! My focus will probably be more in the area of print, but I'll look into it. :) Right now all input is good. 👍

@Lyrilith You might find this talk relevant:

I'm not sure if the VOD is up yet (I don't see it immediately), but it certainly will be at some point. You can probably contact the speakers!

@elb Thank you for letting me know! :D I'll check them out over the weekend.

@Lyrilith Hi! The presentation “Teaching Design Foundations with FLOSS” by @praxeology might be interesting for you.

@Lyrilith If you have not run into them yet, the collective OSP¹ has quite a bit of experience with this topic. Some of them are on the fedi: @crickxson @smag @Ludi


@praxeology @Lyrilith
Also 'here'
and @manetta who makes beautiful work with floss
And @lgm with a community on particular tools & topics

@xuv @smag @praxeology @Lyrilith --- and part of Lafkon, more focused on print! This thread is great! :unwanted_happy:

@wendy @xuv @smag @praxeology @Lyrilith I have posted this small list of studio working exclusively with floss. This is to be complete and confirmed.
Also @julienbidoret made this arena block
There is also 100rabits ( @Rek and @neauoire ) it is closer to an artistic practice but they build singular creative tools. The problem with this is what defines exacly the “design industry”

@raphael @wendy @xuv @smag @praxeology @Lyrilith @julienbidoret @Rek We try as much as we possibly can to not participate in the design industry altogether.

@neauoire @raphael @xuv @smag @praxeology @Lyrilith @julienbidoret @Rek
I think we can safely state that most collectives/designers mentioned here get design work from the socio-cultural sector. From the 'progressive' corner, people who are interested in the process and the tools.

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@wendy @raphael @xuv @smag @praxeology @Lyrilith @julienbidoret @Rek One might choose to use FOSS tools, to design commodities to be traded and sold in the design market, or cater to the design sector as a whole. I think that is the perspective the OP is looking for. We don't have any insights on that aspect.

@Lyrilith If I recall, has basically done his entire graphic design career of the back of Inkscape and Gimp

@Lyrilith @raphael @rra @cmos4040 also do a lot of work related to design and free software.

I've also exclusively used free software in my brief freelance practice as a graphic designer but I don't have any writing on it.

I think Blender is widely used even in commercials, TV shows and industrial design/science

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